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THE MOST CHALLENGING TEST WE’VE EVER DONE
CLEEVE HILL FINALLY SAVED! • People power guarantees its future
ENGLAND GOLF’S HANDICAP U-TURN • English golfers who aren’t members will soon be able to get a handicap – but not everyone is happy
THE BARGAIN HUNTER • Five gear deals to snap up from Callaway’s second-hand site
AROUND THE CLUBS
REPUTATIONS MATTER IN GOLF • Why the latest rules controversy on tour means Patrick Reed won’t be getting the benefit of the doubt anytime soon
HOT & NOT
‘MY MISSION IS TO HELP GET KIDS INTO THE GAME’ • Paul Lawrie on senior golf, running a tour and leaving a legacy…
PAUL LAWRIE IN PROFILE
NEW TP5 BALLS TAKING THE TOUR BY STORM • These next-gen TaylorMade golf balls redefine aerodynamics
WALKER ANSWERS COUNTRY’S CALL
IS THIS EUROPE’S ANSWER TO AUGUSTA? • French super-club Les Bordes is poised to unveil its second course – designed by one of the world’s top architects, Gil Hanse – and we can’t help but get giddy…
THE ROLLBACK CLOCK HAS STARTED • Bryson’s experiment with a long driver could now be in vain – and it may lead to bifurcation after all
No.1 Top spot on Instagram
LET THERE BE YOUTH!
‘MY VERY MODEST AIM FOR WHEN THIS MADNESS ENDS’
FIVE RULES OF LOWER SCORES • These are golf’s most vital skills, definitively revealed by the man who wrote the book on golf stats – and then demonstrated by seven of the world’s best players
MAJOR TALKING POINTS • From Bryson’s blueprint and Rory’s headspace, to DJ’s dominance and the possible return of patrons, we consider 10 key questions ahead of the second Masters in 144 days
The making of a MASTERS CHAMPION
BUILDING TOMMY’S NEW BAG • Fleetwood has gone from high-profile equipment free agent to TaylorMade staffer... and this is how he did it
An inside line on Augusta • Two men with more than 80 Masters Tournaments under their collective belt talk us through what makes Augusta National such a life-shaping experience
‘I still can’t quite believe I won that Masters in 1999’ JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL
Three QHotels golf breaks up for grabs • Great golf in glorious surroundings
THE ONLY TEST YOU NEED • We’ve tested it all, so here’s our pick of the best drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters you can buy this year
PLAYERS DISTANCE IRONS
WIN A SET OF BEN HOGAN ICON IRONS • These gorgeous forged blades could be yours!
HIT YOUR TARGET
MAKE BETTER PITCHING DECISIONS
‘I built my confidence... and finally broke 80’
IS YOUR GAME READY TO PRESS THE POST-LOCKDOWN RESET? • This enforced break from the game can yield a new approach
STAND AND DELIVER • The way you address the ball has a huge influence on how you...